GUSTAV ADOLF THE GREAT by Nils Ahnlund

GUSTAV ADOLF THE GREAT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A biography of Sweden's ""Lion of the North"" who ruled from 1611-1632, which backgrounds the history and politics of his country before his accession, and presents his career and achievements in scholarly, but readable fashion. You get a picture of a man, unusual for the times, able not only in international and national affairs, in military tactics and new methods of warfare, but also in promoting Sweden's progress in industry, government, education, social reform. He was the father of the famous Christina who inherited a unified, prosperous, well-ordered kingdom...he was a ruler who ""set his stamp upon an age"". In view of current events, this is timely, as a section of Sweden's history and development and that of the Scandinavian and Baltic countries, and their problems.

ISBN: 1164505238
Publisher: Princeton Press